FAQ: Mastopexy

Mastopexy (breast lift) may improve the position of sagging breasts and the nipple areolar location

The surgery should place the breasts and the nipple areolar position in a more normal position.

The risks and complications are similar to other aesthetic surgery. They include local such as hypertrophic scar and or keloid, asymmetry, skin ischemia and loss and hematoma this is more common in smoker. The systemic complications include blood clot and PE and other anesthesia risks. In healthy patients in the hands of board certified Plastic Surgeons, the complication rates are in fact not very high.

Surgery is really the only effective treatment if you have moderate to severe breast ptosis.

If the ptosis is minimal and only secondary to decrease in volume, breast augmentation may help to restore the volume.

Once skin is removed and the position of breasts and nipples have been restore, the breasts should improve for a long time as you as you do not significant weight gain or loss. Also if the breasts are excessive large, the weight of your breasts can accelerate breast ptosis.

The incisions are usually around the areolar and vertically at the lower half of your breasts. It is very rare that you need a horizontal incision at the lower pole of her breasts.

You can certainly see pre and postoperative pictures in my office as well as on my website.

Yes, this is found on my website or through consultation.

If you have lost a lot of volume of your breasts and or you like to increase the size of your breasts, then you may want to have augmentation with implants at the same time.

You can contact my office for an estimate cost. The actual cost will be discussed with you during the initial consultation after understanding your goal and after examination to decide the type of correction you need.

You should have improved correction of your breast position, projection and nipple areolar position.

You will have compression dressing during your first 24 hours after surgery.

The swelling should settle within a few weeks.

In general the breasts should feel fairly normal within a few weeks to few months.

Most of our patients can breastfeed normally after surgery.

Pain is usually very minimal after surgery. My patients usually do not need to take any narcotic after 72 hours.

You will discuss postoperative pain control with Dr. Hong at your pre-operative appointment and receive a prescription.

You should use a nice supporting bra after surgery.

You will have scar around your areola and also a vertical scar at the inferior pole of your breasts. For most patients the scar is too noticeable after a few months.

수술은 내 수술 센터에서하는 외래 수술입니다.

You can resume essentially all normal daily activities after 48 hours.

마약 진통제 복용을 중단하고 운전할 수 있다고 느끼면 운전할 수 있습니다.

You can usually return to work less than a week. If your job is very physical than it may take a little longer.

I usually like the procedure to be done under general anesthesia.

You will meet with the anesthesiologist prior to the surgery in the preoperative area. You may arrange to speak to an anesthesiologist by telephone prior to your surgery date.

Yes, your medications will be reviewed prior to your procedure.

When your medications are reviewed, the medications that need to be stopped will brought to your attention.

History and physical, EKG, CBC, and metabolic panel for patients over 55 years of age. Thyroid panel for patients with thyroid disorders.

수술 시작 최소 6 시간 전 또는 수술 전날 밤 자정까지는 식사를 중단하십시오.

Yes, you should shower before/night of the surgery to help keep the area clean and help reduce the risk of possible infections or contamination.

예정된 수술 1 시간 30 분 전에 도착하십시오.

당신은 우리의 웹 사이트에 정보를 얻거나 지시를 내 사무실에 전화 할 수 있습니다.

예. 집으로 운전하고 수술 후 24 시간 동안 머 무르려면 성인이 필요합니다.

  • 입원 기간 동안 필요할 수있는 개인 용품 준비

  • 집과 직장에서 누군가가 책임을 돌 보도록 준비하십시오
    Please arrange for help driving, heavy lifting, and caring for pets for the first few days.
  • 집으로 운전하고 수술 후 24 시간 동안 머 무르려면 성인이 필요합니다.
  • 다른 질문이 있으면 의사에게 연락하십시오
    다른 질문이 있으면 내 사무실로 전화하십시오.
  • 수술 후 10 일 이내에 아프면 의사에게 알리십시오 (감기와 같은 경미한 질병도)
  • 의사의 조언에 따라 식사 및 / 또는 음주를 중단하십시오
  • 수술 24 시간 전에 술을 마시지 마십시오. 수술하기 최소 6 주 전에 담배를 피우지 마십시오.
  • 의사의 연락처 정보가 있는지 확인하십시오
    방문객을 위해 병원 / 사무실로가는 지시 사항이 있는지 확인하십시오
  • Wear a button-front shirt and loose clothing to the clinic/hospital. Wear easy to dress clothing such as loose pants with an elastic waistband and a comfortable shirt with a zip up front.

The surgery can take 1-2 hours.

일반적으로 수술실에서 1 시간 이내에 회복실에서.

Usually in the recovery room, once you are awake.

You will receive IV antibiotic immediately prior to surgery start and additional doses if needed in the recovery room. The antibiotic dosing follows the national surgical site infection protocol.

  • 이름과 생년월일로 신원이 확인되었는지 확인하십시오.
    운전 면허증 또는 OHIP 번호와 같은 신원은 진료 예약과 수술 센터에서 확인해야합니다.
  • Make sure your procedure has been confirmed. Review the surgery specifics at your preoperative appointment and again the day of surgery.
  • 수술 부위가 정확한지 확인하십시오
  • 알레르기 및 부작용 확인
  • 사전 동의 양식을 이해하고 서명했는지 확인하십시오
    Please also ask any questions if you need them to be clarifying.

나는 보통 수술 후 방문에서 수술 후 1-2 일과 함께 회복실에서 환자와 대화하여 수술 방법을 설명합니다.

항생제는 수술 후 48 시간 이내에 중단됩니다.

For the majority of mastopexy patients, no drains or tubes are necessary.

You may eat and drink after surgery as soon as you feel well and not nauseated. Start with a soft, bland diet.

You may be released once you have met all the discharge criteria.

You need to have instructions reviewed with a responsible adult and meet all discharge criteria.

수술 전에 채우는 마약 진통제 처방약을 받게됩니다. 필요한 경우 IV 진통제를받을 수 있습니다.

원하는 약국을 의사 나 간호사에게 알리십시오. Compazine과 같은 비 마약 약물은 전자식으로 보낼 수 있지만 마약 성 진통제는 인쇄하여 약국에 직접 전달해야합니다.

예, 수술 전과 수술 후 피해야 할 약 목록을 받게됩니다. 의사가 승인 할 때까지 NSAIDS, 이부프로펜 또는 아스피린을 복용하지 마십시오.

예, 수술 전 지침에서 수술 후 지침을 검토합니다. 초기 붕대를 제거한 후, 폴리스 포린 또는 비타민 E를 매일 두 번 절개 부위에 바르십시오.

You should remove the bandage dressing after 24 hours and after the removal of the dressing, it is encouraged that you start on stretching exercises.

You will follow up a day or two after surgery. Following this weekly appointment until you are fully recovered.

Your bandages will be removed at your first follow-up appointment.

The sutures will be removed 5 days post-operatively.

It is recommended that patients remain braless during the recovery process and if the patient wishes to wear a bra, they must make sure that the breast does not feel too tight.

You should avoid bending over or heavy lifting for two weeks.

You may resume sexual activity at two to three weeks.

For most clients, you may return to work after one week. If you need to do heavy lifting the time requirement may be longer.

In general, you should not drive the first 48 hours after surgery. Also if you are taking heavy necrotic, one should not be driving. Most of my clients are usually driving after 3 to 4 days.

  • Make sure your care providers wash their hands before and after your care
  • Do not wait until your pain is severe before you ask for pain medication
  • Make sure the call button is within reach before medical staff leave the room
  • Sit on the edge of the bed for a few minutes before you stand up to prevent getting dizzy

Do not get out of bed without help if you feel weak or dizzy
Yes. If you cannot reach the doctor immediately, call 911.

  • 화씨 100.4도 이상의 열이 있습니다.
  • 숨가쁨 또는 흉통이 있음
  • 수술 절개 부위의 발적, 부기, 따뜻함 또는 통증이 증가한 것을 알 수 있습니다
  • 절개가 분리되거나 절개에서 퇴원에 감염된 것을 알 수 있습니다.
  • 붕대에 반복적으로 피가 묻어 있습니다.
  • 기존 진통제가 통제 할 수없는 통증이 있습니다
  • 처방 된대로 통증 및 기타 약물 복용
  • 처방전 진통제 복용시 운전하지 마십시오
  • 수술 후 10 일 동안 목욕하거나 몸을 담그지 마십시오.
  • 절개 부위를 깨끗하고 건조하게 유지하십시오
  • 의사가 조언하는 한 특별한지지 브래지어를 착용하십시오
  • 의사가 조언하는 한 격렬한 운동과 무거운 짐을 피하십시오
  • You may resume most daily activities within a week from surgery. You should avoid heavy lifting or things that can elevate your blood pressure.
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming normal daily activities
  • Follow your doctor’s instructions on resuming sexual activity

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